Journal article

Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study

Ali H Mokdad, Peter Azzopardi, Karly Cini, Elissa Kennedy, Susan Sawyer, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Raghid Charara, Ibrahim Khalil, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Michael Collison, Rima A Afifi, Jamela Al-Raiby, Kristopher J Krohn, Farah Daoud, Adrienne Chew, Ashkan Afshin, Kyle J Foreman, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Michael Kutz, Hmwe H Kyu Show all

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | SPRINGER BASEL AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The 22 countries of the East Mediterranean Region (EMR) have large populations of adolescents aged 10-24 years. These adolescents are central to assuring the health, development, and peace of this region. We described their health needs. METHODS: Using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we report the leading causes of mortality and morbidity for adolescents in the EMR from 1990 to 2015. We also report the prevalence of key health risk behaviors and determinants. RESULTS: Communicable diseases and the health consequences of natural disasters reduced substantially between 1990 and 2015. However, these gains have largely been offset by the health impacts o..

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